Tag Archives: Jimmy Stewart

The B-47: USAF Pilot Familiarization Training Film from 1952

The following 37 minute film is from the archives of the USAF.  We dedicate it to those veterans of the Cold War among our members, in particular to one of our Aviation News Scouts, Charlie Overstreet, who accumulated many hours in this Boeing Strategic Bomber, as well as in the successor B-52 Stratofortress, which is still on active duty to this day.

Short (7:18) clip of B-47 Stratojet movie featuring Jimmy Stewart:

Jimmy Stewart Wants You to Join the U. S. Army Air Corps!

Winning Your Wings” is the theme of this 1942 U. S. Army recruiting film featuring then Army pilot and Hollywood Movie Star, Lieutenant Jimmy Stewart.  Sit back, relax. and let this 18:42 Long WWII film take you back to another day and age, one which many of us can still vividly remember:

Stewart went on to become a senior officer during the war, in which he flew 20 combat missions.  Because he remained an active USAF reservist during the post war period, he was ultimately able to achieve the rank of Brigadier General before retiring, on May 31, 1968.

By this time, General Stewart had accumulated 12 civilian and military medals, two Academy Awards, two Golden Globes, and numerous Lifetime Achievement awards from different institutes. This talented Air Force and movie veteran passed away in 1997.

Many may not realize it, but Stewart was a pilot before he joined the Air Forces, having accumulated some 400 hours on his own effort as a civilian.